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Canadiens open as moneyline underdog vs Penguins

Pittsburgh PenguinsMontreal Canadiens
Nov 26, 7:00 PM | Bell Centre

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Montreal Canadiens Odds

13-6-4TEAM RECORD10-10-3

The Canadiens get a visit from the Pittsburgh Penguins in hockey action on Saturday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Montreal battles the Penguins, currently with a 13-6-4 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 8-12-3 for the Canadiens and 9-11-3 for the Penguins.

View Pittsburgh vs Montreal Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 115 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 6 (Canadiens) and the No. 3 (Penguins) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Montreal's No. 22-ranked offense (2.5 goals per game) against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 9 at 2.4 goals per game allowed. The Canadiens powerplay has clicked at a 13.3% rate while the Penguins have a 90.8% rate on the penalty kill.

The Penguins were a 6-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Senators. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -215 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

In their last action, Montreal was a 3-1 loser on the road against the Flyers. Bettors on Philadelphia at -131 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Ottawa are 7-3
After playing Ottawa are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Anaheim are 4-6
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Penguins at Canadiens trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Montreal
Pittsburgh is 8-15-2 SU in its last 25 games ,when playing on the road against Montreal
Pittsburgh is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Montreal
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
Montreal is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 6 games

Next up:
Pittsburgh at NY Rangers, Tuesday, November 29
Montreal at Anaheim, Wednesday, November 30

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